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Which computer should I buy?

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#1
Don't have the patience to buy individual parts, or the time. So I'm stuck with two choices.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227125

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227145


Games I'll be playing:
CoD4
CoD5
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. 2
Gears of War
Farcry 2
Crysis
Battlefield 2
Counter Strike: Source
Half Life
Half Life 2

All at 1280x1024 resolution.
 

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#2
What's wrong with your current specification?
 

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#5
first one for me

looks similar to my rig.case wise

but truthfully your current rig is as good as both of them
 
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#6
First one definitely.
 

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#7
the first one is awsome:rockout:
 

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Just buy the Phenom II and plop it in.
 

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#9
Is the 580W power supply enough to handle the hardware on the first machine?
 

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#10
yes nobody sells a full comp that fries at startup;)
 

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Okay I got thinking, if I buy the first one and then later on buy an ATI Radeon HD 4850, would that be a better choice than picking the second one?
 

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#12
but the first one already has HD4850:confused:
 

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First one is better.. But I don't get why you wont build it. It takes just as long to ship all the parts than it does for the whole PC.
 

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i bought my pc too:D(beside the gfx and psu what i already had)
 

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#15
Is this thread related to the Aprils fool festivity? Your current rig is more than capable of running all those games you've listed at very high settings.

As a few people have said already, system 1 is faster than system 2 because it has the Phenom II CPU opposed to the Q8300. System 2 also has a 9600 GT that makes it the less appealing option.


The 9800 GTX+ and ATI 4850 are at the same performance level, and hence replacing your current 9800 GTX+ for the ATI 4850 is a waste of energy and money and you'll reap little if any benefit.

Your current rig overall is faster than system 2.

When analysing your current rig and system 1 they appear to be similar, apart from the CPU difference which will translate a small performance gap for gaming performance. Regardless of your motives spending $859.99 just for a Phenom II 920 is stupid considering that you can spend $225 for a Phenom II 940 BE and drop it in as erocker recommended. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

Edit:

Anyone that disagrees should consider the ethics/morals involved in swaying one to spend $859.99 a Phenom II 920 opposed to $225!